Now in its third edition, Political Campaign Communication: Inside and Out examines the intricacies of political campaigning through the eyes of both an academic and a political consultant. Unlike others in its field, this text takes a broad view of political campaigning, discussing both theories and principles, along with topics such as political socialization, the role of money, ethics, and critical events. This new edition delves into ongoing changes in the American political environment, with fuller examinations of women and gender, the involvement of social media in political campaigning, political money, and ethics. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students of political communication can make use of updated chapter-by-chapter discussion questions and online practice quizzes.
“Poetry,” according to William Wordsworth, “is the spontaneous overflow of feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.” There is, as sometimes declared, ‘more truth than poetry’ in this and similarly perceptive observations. However, let us also allow that not all poetry is spontaneous, neither does it always originate in tranquility, as explained by the Introduction and confirmed by the content of this little book. Poems by Clarice do indeed represent the “overflow of feelings,” but spontaneous and tranquilly generated, … they are not. For Clarice, tranquility was a personally wrestled-out refuge from which any ‘overflow’ was, carefully calcu...
This book focuses students on how to communicate with managers and peers to survive, thrive and prosper in organisational environments. It centres on understanding how and why managers communicate the way they do and how employees can adapt their own communication skills to be more effective in the organisational environment.
Ahki, a moundbuilder warrior/shaman, struggles to provide for his family near the end time of a great civilization. He and his family battle mother nature and warlike raiders in their attempt to survive. Pathway of Departed Souls takes place in the Ohio River Valley. Follow the moundbuilder's journey through present day Ohio and Indiana some fifteen hundred years ago.
Exploring the early westerns of John Wayne--from his first starring role in the The Big Trail (1930) to his breakthrough as the Ringo Kid in John Ford's Stagecoach (1939)--the authors trace his transformation from Marion Mitchell Morrison, movie studio prop man, into John Wayne, a carefully crafted film persona of his own invention that made him world famous. Wayne's years of training went well beyond honing his acting skill, as he developed the ability to do his own stunts, perfected his technique as a gun handler and became an expert horseman.
Surviving Group Meetings takes a different approach to group meetings by addressing the negative aspects of groups in modern organizations. Too many organizations hold too many meetings and accomplish little. Surviving Group Meetings directly addresses the growing dissatisfaction with the group process by focusing on a practical rather than a theoretical view of groups.
Campaign Finance Reform: The Political Shell Game provides an in-depth look at the history of political campaign finance reform with special emphasis on legislative, FEC, and federal court actions from the 1970s to present. In particular, the authors examine the ways that campaigns and independent groups have sought to make end-runs around existing campaign finance rules.
The life and work of American director John G. Avildsen is thoroughly examined in this detailed filmography and critical study. Each of the most significant films made by the Oscar-winning Avildsen is given a separate chapter, including such critical successes as Joe and Save the Tiger, and box-office blockbusters Rocky and its sequels and the Karate Kid series. The authors' observations on these and other titles--some well known, others less familiar--are enhanced by extensive production notes, and by commentary from John G. Avildsen himself. Cinema historian Jean Bodon of Sam Houston State University provides a foreword.
Stones is a chronologically composed collection of mostly humorous, often self-deprecating, bite-sized anecdotes selected from a broad spectrum of experiences extending across the authors 45 years in pastoral ministry. The reader will be pleased to discover that these brief, self-contained narratives provide fresh, first person, real life experiences featuring a wide variety of personalities, attitudes, perceptions, prejudices, and expectations most of which will catch you by surprise. Serendipitous discoveries are sometimes even more delightful when they first appear camouflaged as something else; such as being pulled over by an Arkansas State Trooper on a remote mountain highway, or fishin...
At the Plate and On the Mound provides glimpses into baseball history by looking at the careers of 42 former players - Pitchers who dominated the mound, power hitters who roamed the outfield, speedsters who raced around the bases, and great players who faced racial biases while playing the game. These glimpses of the baseball's past provide a quick look at some of baseball's best players.